You can help raise awareness and end violence against women and girls.

The United Nations Secretary General has proclaimed the 25th of each month as Orange Day, a day to raise awareness and take action against violence to women and girls. 

The NIEAPA Board passed a unanimous Resolution on 11/13/2015, endorsing and recognizing the "Orange The World Campaign" and "Orange Day."

EA Professionals play a critical role in both creating awareness and the prevention of violence against women, especially in the workplace.  Here are some actions each of us can take going forward:

1. Share anything you can on social media about domestic violence and child abuse including abuse to male and female victims. Social media has placed a considerable amount of pressure on perpetrators and others who enable continued abuse by their actions, denial and silence.

2. Take the "No More (excuses) Pledge at

3. Sign petitions calling for legal reform of DV and child abuse laws and child custody decisions that are ineffective or are based on "Parental Alienation" Syndrome, which has been discredited, yet is still used as a basis for family court decisions.

4. Educate yourself about domestic violence through reading, Web sites and other media:

5. Read:
"The Quincy Solution" (Goldstein)
"Prosecuted But Not Silenced" (McLean)
"Stop Signs" (Fairweather)
"Soul Vomit" (Johnson)
These publications can be found on

All of these steps will add to creating constant awareness, visibility and a wave of change that work for the end of violence and abuse!

Northern Illinois Chapter Employee Assistance Professionals Association (NIEAPA)

Address: 400 E. Randolph #2305, Chicago. IL 60601
Phone: +1 (312) 756-7756

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